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CBC Chairman Statement on Passing of Senator John McCain

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Washington, August 25, 2018 | comments

Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressman Cedric L. Richmond (D-LA-02), released the following statement on the passing of Senator John McCain (R-AZ):

“A war hero, Senator John McCain led with courage and conviction on and off the battlefield. You always knew where he stood, and he stood straight wherever he was standing.

“In Congress, where there is more pressure now than ever before to stand on the left or right, Senator McCain often stood in the center—putting patriotism before party; the health care vote he cast last year and his criticism of President Trump are just a few examples.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Today we lost a true American patriot.”

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